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Front Squat vs Barbell Curl

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Overall comparison

The daily number of front squat lifts entered on Strength Level is less than the daily number of barbell curl lifts.

Metric Front Squat Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Daily count 370 646 ↓276 ↓43%
Total lifts entered 443,720 657,744 ↓214,024 ↓33%

Male comparison

The average front squat entered by men on Strength Level is heavier than the average barbell curl.

The bodyweight of men entering front squat lifts on Strength Level is on average heavier than those entering barbell curl lifts.

Metric Front Squat Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Average lift 231.1 lb 103.7 lb ↑127.4 lb ↑123%
Elite lift 378.3 lb 201.8 lb ↑176.5 lb ↑87%
Average bodyweight 177.9 lb 172.1 lb ↑5.8 lb ↑3%
Lifts analysed 150,527 230,158 ↓79,631 ↓35%

Female comparison

The average front squat entered by women on Strength Level is heavier than the average barbell curl.

The bodyweight of women entering front squat lifts on Strength Level is on average heavier than those entering barbell curl lifts.

Metric Front Squat Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Average lift 136.4 lb 53.7 lb ↑82.8 lb ↑154%
Elite lift 231.8 lb 118.1 lb ↑113.7 lb ↑96%
Average bodyweight 142.9 lb 142.4 lb ↑0.5 lb ↑0%
Lifts analysed 45,510 25,643 ↑19,867 ↑77%

More comparisons

Compare front squat versus one of the following exercises:

Bench Press Squat Deadlift Shoulder Press Barbell Curl Military Press Incline Bench Press Hex Bar Deadlift Bent Over Row Sumo Deadlift Hip Thrust Romanian Deadlift Close Grip Bench Press Preacher Curl T-Bar Row Rack Pull Barbell Shrug Pendlay Row Lying Tricep Extension Decline Bench Press Tricep Extension Stiff Legged Deadlift Box Squat Wrist Curl Upright Row Bulgarian Split Squat Zercher Squat Barbell Lunge Floor Press Reverse Wrist Curl Good Morning Split Squat Landmine Squat

See also

Barbell Curl vs Front Squat Front Squat Standards Barbell Curl Standards